All Aboard Sailing

Evening sunset cruise

July 30, 2017 – Sailed out via Cattle Pass and stopped to look at the many cormorants and gulls including dozens of gull chicks on Goose Island. One small lone sea lion was hauled out on Whale Rocks. ┬áThe eagle chicks on Long Island have left their nest. We think we saw one of them nearby. The sea state changed after we came sailing around Hall Island into some bigger waves which settled after clearing Cattle Pass to explore the Lopez coast with a beautiful sunset.

Bull kelp - Turn Rock

Bull kelp – Turn Rock

Canada Geese

Canada Geese near the southern tip of San Juan Island

Cattle Point Lighthouse

Cattle Point Lighthouse

Harbor seals on Goose Island with Cattle Point Lighthouse

Harbor seals on Goose Island with Cattle Point Lighthouse

Cormorants nesting on Goose Island

Cormorants nesting on Goose Island

Gulls with chicks

Gulls with chicks

Gulls with chicks

Gulls with chicks

Black Oyster Catcher

Black Oyster Catcher

Steller sea lion

One lone steller sea lion on Whale Rocks

Harbor seals and birds on Whale Rocks

Harbor seals and birds on Whale Rocks

Bald eagle - Long Island

Bald eagle – Long Island

Bald eagle nest - Long Island

Bald eagle nest – Long Island

Long Island reflections

Long Island reflections

Great Blue Heron spreading its wings

Great Blue Heron spreading its wings

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

Waves crashing

Waves crashing and cormorants on the rock

Waves crashing

Waves crashing en route to Cattle Pass

Bald eagle

Bald eagle – Deadman’s Island

Harbor seal with pup

Harbor seal with pup

Bald eagle chasing turkey vulture

Bald eagle chasing away turkey vulture

Wildlife on Shark Reef

Wildlife on Shark Reef with Turtleback Mountain in the distance

Big Rock and Lopez reflections

Big Rock and Lopez reflections

Enjoying the sunset

Enjoying the sunset sail

Turn Rock at sunset

Turn Rock at sunset

Half moon

Half moon

Mt Baker at sunset

Mt Baker at sunset